Questions tagged [batch-processing]

Questions about batch processing, a technique of automatically applying the same set of commands/actions to a collection of files. It can save time for designers who need to apply the same process to a large number of files. Ask anything about batch processing files with graphic design software.

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How to batch rotate image to make them all landscape?

I have a thousand of pictures of the same fixed scene, but for an unknown reason some of them are vertical, not horizontal. So I would like to batch process all the images and rotate them 90° if the ...
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How to remove every second frame from an animated gif?

I have a folder full of videos that I want to convert to an animated gifs. ffmpeg/avconv does a bad job of doing it directly, so I instead convert the video to a gif by first outputting each frame as ...
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import CSV content to InDesign document with script

I have a Daily Planner (400+ pages) created in InDesign. Each daily page has date. The 365 daily pages start from page 17 to 382 in my InDesign document. I figured it would be better to add weekday to ...
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Batch convert fill and stroke colour of a set of icons

I have a set of icons which are black and white. I want to try and make it shades of blue. Example is given below I have set stroke and fill colours to it manually using Inkscape. Will it be possible ...
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Inkscape bash commant to automate image trace

I need to process all images in folder from png to svg. My usual workflow is using Inkscape and doing it manually for each file. Since this is repetitive operation and I usually have image with 2 or 3 ...
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Reduce CMYK colors within range in Photoshop (how do I do it?)

I'm working on a large set of graphics I need to have printed as flashcards - but I'm being told I have to ensure each graphic's total CMYK value is under 200. Manually fixing every color in every ...
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Ways to remove/select scanning artifacts from document [duplicate]

I often receive scanned documents that has dots and grains in them. I often use the paintbrush in gimp to manually remove them, but it occurs to me that all the dots share so many similarities that a ...
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How can I automate this repetitive design process?

I need to create about 25 assets that are all very similar. The same background image is used for each asset, however, each asset has different text written across the image. See example: They all ...
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Merging two sets of images into a new set with the same amount of files found in the first two groups with GIMP

I have a set of image files ordered by file names and another group just like the other one, with the same number of files. I want to get a new file with two layers, having the first layer as the ...
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Batch processing in Photoshop executed in a strange order (not alpha-numeric)

I have a bunch of files named "lorem1@2x.png, lorem2@2x.png, lorem3@2x.png... ...lorem11@2x.png" When I try to batch process them, they start at the 10th file, then goes on to the 11th, looping ...
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How to batch add whitespace to rectangular images so they all will be square?

I have a lot of various sized rectangular images. I would like to keep them centered, do not change their size and only add white space, so every image would be square. After that, I want to convert ...
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Batch for pasting each image into a fixed one with action

Having a large number of .png images in a folder, is it possible to do the following, automated fashion: For each image in the folder, paste in on top of a second (fixed) image. Apply an action to the ...
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How do you batch export in Photoshop using “Save As” commands and still have unique names?

I have a very long action that generates over 100 PNG images using frequent "Save As" commands. I use Automate > Batch to perform the action, and have chosen "Document Name" + "3 Digit Serial Number" +...
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Sketch - How to batch point symbol instances referencing symbols inside a document to an external library file

I'm excited about the new library symbols functionality in Sketch. However, the transition seems it is going to be onerous from the old way with the ~50 symbols I currently have been keeping inside a ...
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How do I batch import multiple images as individual layers in Krita?

I have already tried importing multiple images with File -> Import Animation Frames. I tried importing a single GIF image and it didn't extract the layers so I did it manually myself, then I went back ...
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How to save out multiple layered PSD language versions?

I have 14 display ad PSD files. Each file has approximately 15 design solutions (layers), divided into 3 style types. Each of these layers needs to be saved out 5 times for different language versions....
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Merge a folder of images that don't have overlapping elements but do align at edges

In essence, I'm wondering if there's a solution on the Mac to solve a jigsaw for me. I have several folders of images scraped from a slippy-tile map and want to merge them together into a single image....
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Is it possible to batch remove specific layers with Photoshop Actions?

To start with, I have a project where I create a poster each day, and I'm in the process of getting them ready to be sold as prints. Each of the posters that I make for this project has an overlay ...
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Does Photoshop 2018 allow recordings of “Save for Web” action for batch processing?

I have made several attempts at recording the Export > Save for Web (Legacy) script where I select the File Size Optimization to reduce the file size of several .jpg images. However, when I run the ...
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How to automatically generate text that adopt the same name as imported image or excel file in illustrator?

I have a lot of product photos to edit in Illustrator. I want to create several artboards with one product image, and then one text box for each artboard, but i need these to automatically adopt the ...
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Examples of very basic GIMP scripts?

I want to write some simple scripts to use in batch mode, such as doing a resolution resize, or converting from rgb to grayscale. The old scripts repository seems to have been taken down. I am ...
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batch composite multiple layers from files in Photoshop

I have files which are named Cube_BACK_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_BACK_#_Specular.exr Cube_BACK_#_GI.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Diffuse.exr Cube_FRONT_#_Specular.exr Cube_FRONT_#_GI.exr and the same thing for ...
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Is there a command-line program that can convert an image to an ASCII art image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...
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Large batch logos and text over template

I'm trying to create materials to encourage the use of a service my company provides in order to register to vote. The way we are doing it now, is getting a county to sign up and then I create a ...
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Batch resize images with different background colors

My goal is to achieve the following: Batch resize images with different background colors I already use Photoshop to batch process and center (horizontal and vertical align) 2000 different images ...
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Multiple save batch automation

I would like to know how to create multiple sizes of the same file and save them with a different Document names using Photoshop CC's Batch Automation Command. Any help would be appreciated.
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Batching in Photoshop

I have a few hundred images I need to batch process. Basically I need to apply a set of images to a single PSD using the Apply Image function, save as a new jpg with file numbering if possible, then ...
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Batch Resize in Photoshop [duplicate]

I have about 600 images i need to resize. They are currently all different sizes and i need them to end up 2000x2000 pixels. I tried creating an action to resize them all, but i'm noticing they come ...
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Quick Numerical PNG Save

I work with PNG frames when I make videos. So whenever I do it I usually save with .PSD, but the files got too big and I decided to switch to saving with .PNG I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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InDesign: how to remove everything between square brackets

I have a script to find all textframes in a document, and do a regular expression to remove (if contains) all text inside square brackets. For example the text frame might contain: "Lorem ipsum ...
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Delete specific layers in all PDF documents (batch)

I have around two hundred wedding name cards and the design is the same, except the name on it changes. I managed to change the names automatically via .csv list + Illustrator batch actions. Quite few ...
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Recursively batch-resave Illustrator AI files to legacy format

I need to downsave a few hundred AI files from AI CC to CS6. They are scattered across dozens of folders and I need a way to recursively overwrite the AI CC files with CS6 compatible files. I ...
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Illustrator Action, Batch process - Let user draw a line or an area

I am creating an Illustrator action that automates shape cutting however now I need to put a system in the batch process where it stops and let the user draw the line or an area according to which the ...
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Make JPG business cards in Photoshop from Excel list

I have a large list of names & phone numbers (in one column) in Excel and also have a master PSD file that I'd like to have each one saved into as separate files. I also have the filenames of the ...
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Photoshop - export multiple color balance masks into multiple pngs from multiple layers

Can anyone share what the workflow would be for exporting multiple pngs of different layers using multiple color balance masks. E.g I have a pixel face on one layer, followed by a layer for eyes and ...
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How to batch export multiple open files on Photoshop?

Is there a way to batch export to PNG (or JPG, whatever) all files that are currently open on Photoshop? My case: I have 6 versions of a logo, and I need to have them in PNG with different sizes as ...
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How to remove a color (i.e. make it transparent) from a set of SVG images?

I have a folder with over 600 of such SVG images, and I want to remove all objects with the color value #FFFFE6 in all of them to save space. I can't use a magic wand tool because the color is ...
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How do I automate batch processing of product photography to get a perfect white background?

I am taking very large volume of product photography. I am using a photography tent and shooting on a white background but I need the finished images to be of the image on a perfectly white background....
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Can Adobe Bridge be used to add watermarks to photos in bulk?

If so, how? Does it require any other Adobe software for this feature to function properly (e.g. Photoshop), or can Bridge be used standalone for this purpose? (This is an important distinction for ...
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Batch Export a textbox in Indesign

I have to send out of InDesign 50 versions of the same ad, everything is the same in each of these 50 ads except for one small key number down the bottom in a textbox that changes for each instance. ...
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Illustrator Batch Action - Stop Command

I have an action with a stop command where user makes a selection before completing the rest of the action. I need this to run as a batch. The action works when running as a batch, however the stop ...
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How to Batch-export layers of Inkscape-generated SVG-file to Bitmap for sprites?

Batch -export means that I may need to add certain transformations such as anti-alias, contrast-fixes and resizing. SVG here means I am using Inkscape. One layer here is a sprite. I currently export ...
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Batch remove spots from scanned images

1. Summary I couldn't find any free tool, that correctly automatically remove spots from my books. 2. Data Example page of my real book: KiraDespeckle.tif I want to delete these spots: How I can ...
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How to batch change all instances of pure CMYK white to a shade darker for printing

We are a printing company that transfers RGB to CMYK. However when printing CMYK White comes out as transparent (which makes a lot of our art look...not great). We are handling thousands of designs so ...
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Gimp batch process for 'tiling' images

I have a directory containing several images size 640*480px and I'd like an automated procedure using Gimp to pick these up and 'tile' the images beside each other with no overlap, to make a new large ...
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Need to resize multiple image files [closed]

Looking for recommendations for a free or open-source application that can batch resize multiple image files (.jpg)
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Batch background removal on non-uniform images

The issue I'm having is the following: I have an archive of about 700,000 tif images that were originally microfilms. They are all black and white and are basically paper with information on it. I'm ...
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How can I batch print photos with the 'Scale to fit media' checkbox enabled?

If I run through an action with record on and in the following steps: Start record Print Set 'Scale to fit media' to checked Click the print button Then configure the printer settings Click print ...
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Illustrator - Print copies with sequential numbers

I have an Illustrator document, which has a text field with a number. How do I print X copies of it, so each copy has a different sequential number on it, say from 0000 to X ?
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Dithering with GIMP python-fu

I'm using GIMP 2.10.6 on Ubuntu 18.10. I'm trying to script an automatic image manipulation, and for part of the workflow I need to dither a layer in my image. I can't find anything in the script-fu/...

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